Last month, we tracked the release of the Majestic Map Pack for Halo 4; this month, 343 and Microsoft will release another new DLC pack called the “Castle” pack. The new DLC comes with three new maps – called “Daybreak,” “Outcast,” and “Perdition” – as well as a new War Games Playlist simply titled “Castle DLC.”
The Castle Map Pack is set for release on April 8. Check out the official screenshots and trailer for a first look at the new content, as well as a brief description of what’s coming.
Every month, Nintendo updates its rewards catalog with new games for Club Nintendo members. These games are available for about one month from their original listing, and usually consist of a good balance of classic Virtual Console games and newer indie digital-only gems.
This month’s rewards include the 3D Classics version of Kid Icarus for Nintendo 3DS, Super Punch-Out!! and Mario Tennis on Wii Virtual Console, and Starship Defense on the 3DS eShop/DSiWare store. Each will be available for 150 Club Nintendo coins apiece until April 7, so if you’re interested in any of them, you’d better act fast!
Source: Club Nintendo
XSEED games has recently released a new trailer for Pandora’s Tower. This trailer tells us more about the story of the game.
The main character is Aeron, and he’s on a mission to save the girl that he loves, Elena, who has been cursed. In order to free her from the curse Aeron must kill a dozen giant monsters and collect their flesh for Elena to eat. If not, Elena will transform into a beast.
The game is set to be released this April.
Click more to watch the trailer!
We heard last year that Captain Olimar won’t necessarily be the sole main character in Pikmin 3 – and in fact, he’ll be missing when the game begins. Apparently three other captains have been sent to track him down and keep watch over him on the Pikmin planet – and they each come with their own colors and unique personalities.
You can see more of the new captains by clicking below.
We’ve teased AckkStudios’ first big Wii U project – titled Two Brothers – quite a few times over the past few months, but we haven’t had as much to say about their other Wii U game, codenamed “Project Y2k.”
Apparently the studio tested out the graphics for Project Y2k in Unity 3D, the engine they’re going with for the game’s visuals, in June of 2012. While the demo was made for Project Y2k, none of the content is actually reflective of the game’s setting. It does however give us a good first impression of the game’s visual presentation.
You can click below to check out the video and a brief description from the peeps over at Ackk.
Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has check in with its weekly Most Wanted games list, and Monster Hunter 4 is king. The Nintendo 3DS claimed four of the top five spots, with Monster Hunter 4 edging out Shin Megami Tensei IV, Luigi’s Mansion 2 (Dark Moon in the US), and even Pokémon X and Y. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII on PlayStation 3 rounded out the top five, and one Vita game (Soul Sacrifice) cracked the top ten.
The upcoming OUYA console has been engaging in an upload testing period for some time now, with users uploading games while OUYA “works out the kinks,” but now things are really starting to heat up for the console. With the OUYA store tested to the development team’s satisfaction, the store has now been reset, and from now on every game that is uploaded will officially be going through the reviewing process in order to be made available on the system at launch. Not only that, but if your game is well-received, there’s a chance that OUYA will promote it.
We may still have no word on an official “Steambox” coming out anytime soon, but Xi3′s Piston, a Valve-supported gaming PC, is now available for pre-order. At $999.99, it’s a hefty sum for console gamers, but if you pre-order between now and March 17, your order will be discounted by $100.
If you’re looking for a truly Valve-powered gaming console, this probably isn’t the computer for you. However, if you’re in the market for a new gaming PC and you don’t mind paying for quality, you might want to give Piston a look. After all, it’s 10% off and Valve approved!
The troubles are still piling up for EA and their ill-fainted launch of SimCity. Various different server troubles have rendered the online-only game nearly unplayable, forcing EA to remove the game’s “non-critical gameplay features” to smooth things out. In the meantime, the publisher has asked all their affiliates to stop advertising the game to keep player numbers down until the servers are fixed.
Adding even more to the cost, EA is offering all SimCity buyers a free game to make up for the disastrous launch. When it looked like things might finally calm down, we’ve just learned that EA had to remove the game from India’s Origin Store. Hit the jump to see why.
I thought I was done reporting on Michael Pachter for the day, and then he decided to rile up Nintendo fans. Pachter has been busy discussing his next gen predictions at SXSW Interactive, but that didn’t stop him from putting out his usual “Pach Attack” show. On this edition of the Pach Attack, Pachter was asked whether he believed Nintendo would eventually have to go the way of Sega, dropping out of the hardware race and focusing on software only. Pachter responded by saying that Nintendo won’t take that direction, but they should. His explanation for this contained some harsh criticisms of Nintendo’s CEO, largest stockholder, and business model.
Michael Pachter is at it again. The well-known video game analyst is keeping quite busy at this year’s SXWS Interactive. First he gave his hardware sales predictions for the next generation consoles, then revealed that he predicts a $70 price tag for next generation software, and now he’s announced his winners and losers. Where does Pachter see Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft in the next generation? Hit the jump to see his breakdown.
Longtime fans of the Blue Bomber may still be waiting for a true revival of Capcom’s favorite character, but last year Capcom gave fans something small to ease the wait. Street Fighter X Mega Man launched last December, free of charge, and its reception has been solid. Capcom reports that the game has now eclipsed 1 million downloads, although the exact total is unknown.
Clearly there’s still lots of Mega Man fans out there. Hopefully Capcom sees the strong support and responds with the true Mega Man revival that the fans deserve sometime soon, but in the meantime, we have Street Fighter X Mega Man to enjoy.